Selecting layers with the keyboard


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Selecting layers with the keyboard

In this video, I'm going to talk about selecting layers and just as a quick review, yes you can select layers with the Move tool if you have the Auto-select option turned on in the Options bar. Then just whatever layer you click on gets selected. And if you take a look over here in the Layers panel as I click you are seeing different layers select. If I hold down the Shift key then that adds that layer to the selection when I click on it. And if I Shift-click again, it deselects the layer if I click on it twice. If that's turned off, the option here Auto-select, then holding down the Command key with the Move tool or the Ctrl key on Windows basically turns on the Auto-select behavior. Okay, so that's probably the most common method. There is another technique though using the keyboard to select layers. I'm going to start with nothing selected here. And to select nothing you can just click anywhere other than a layer in the layer list, here in this gray area.

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Selecting layers with the keyboard
Video duration: 2m 44s 6h 21m Intermediate

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Selecting layers with the keyboard provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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